Defence Science Institute Hazardous Agent Challenge
Victoria’s Defence Science Institute is calling for proposals in support of a $1M initiative to advance the development of prototypes for enhanced resilience against chemical and biological threats.
Between $50,000 and $500,000 are available per project to support collaborative projects of 6 - 18 months' duration.
Funded by Defence through the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF), the initiative leverages NGTF priority themes in Advanced Sensors and Enhanced Human Performance to support the development of prototype demonstrators in the following areas:
- Sensing (Wearable Sensors and Deployed Surveillance): Novel sensor technologies and heterogeneous sensor networks for early detection of chemical or biological threats or accurate characterisation of low concentrations of toxic industrial chemicals at large standoff distances.
- Warfighter Resilience: The translation of data gathered from non-invasive wearables into actionable insights that would enhance the warfighter’s ability to predict and extend their capacity to perform their mission under OCE threats and stresses.
Available funding: $50,000 - $500,000
Project Duration: 6 - 18 Months
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 12 May 2021